Shimla: Another major power grid collapse has hit entire North, East and North Eastern states in two days throwing life completely out of gear. Almost half of Indian states are facing complete blackout. Life in Himachal Pradesh also came to a halt today as the state was affected by power failure in the afternoon.
The grid failure occured today afternoon around 12.30 pm. The power crisis follows Monday’s monster blackout triggered the collapse of the entire northern grid, affecting more than 300 million people.
The Delhi Metro Rail services came to a complete halt, while 75 trains of the Northern Railway were affected. Nearly 125 of them are held up between the Ghaziabad and Muhgalsarai Division. Additionally, the North Western Railway and the North Central Railway are said to be affected.
As per reports, 50 per cent power restored was restored in North India as Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura were completely back to normalcy.
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that Bhakra Nangal plant has been started and hydel power was being drawn for the time being for Punjab.
Chaos was reported on roads in Delhi with the metro rails and the traffic lights stopped working. As per reports the states who have been held responsible for maximum over-drawing are Uttar Pradesh (average daily over-drawing by 26 million units), Haryana (average daily over-drawing by 13 million units), Punjab (average daily over-drawing by 5.2 million units).